Bongo Boy Magazine Issue 107 - Page 50

Kathryn Shipley— Female Artist of the Year (Gospel/Christian), Female Entertainer of the Year (Gospel/Christian), Song of the Year (Modern/Contemporary Country) Recorded by a Female Artist for God Gave Me All I Need (Writer Chuck Thomas), Song of the Year (Gospel/Christian/Inspirational) for Give Faith (Writer Gar Francis) Country/Gospel Artist of the Year, Kathryn Shipley, is one of Bongo Boy Records talented artists. She is a multi-award-winning recording artist winning awards such as: 2017- Artist of the Year (Gospel/Country-Gospel) - the Josie Music Awards – Nashville, 2017 Global Music Awards – Emerging Artist Winner (Silver Medal), 2017 FYC- For your consideration 60th annual Grammy Awards ® made the first-round balloting with Shine Your Love and Those Eyes. Kathryn is a current Roster Artist with Bongo Boy Records. Her song collaborations with Gar Francis are: “Shine Your Love”, “Those Eyes”, “Take My Hand (Lead me through this life),” and the latest collaboration, “Give Faith”. Find out more about this artist HERE. Mandy Brooks— Female Artist of the Year (Gospel/Christian), Female Entertainer of the Year (Gospel/Christian) Growing up with a mother who was a professional singer, singing was a natural path for Mandy to follow. She studied music in high school and college, recorded on various audio and visual projects, and performed live at festivals and clubs with The Jimmy Scott Band, Blues Baby, and Good Thing. Mandy has taught piano, voice and band workshops throughout the years at Yamaha Music School in Irvine, CA; Moody Music in Anaheim, Ca; and privately. 2017 marked the year of her debut album release, "Move on Up". Mandy performs regularly with her band "Mandy Brooks Band" feat. Levi Lloyd and her family band "Small Hat". Mandy has won awards for her song writing through the West Coast Songwriters Assoc. and actively participates in song writing collaborations. Mandy is CEO of Mockingbird Productions Company and founder of North Bay Women in Music Collective. Mandy’s music is featured on many Bongo Boy Records compilations and her music videos are featured on Bongo Boy TV. Find out more about the artist HERE.